Jauregui, Joens and Lowe to make run for mayor's seat
It's now official.
There will be a contested race for mayor in the Cottonwood municipal primary in March. Councilwoman Diane Joens, Vice Mayor Randy Lowe and Mayor Ruben Jauregui all filed the necessary paperwork by Wednesday's deadline to secure their names on the ballot in March.
Ronald Hollis, an employee of Cottonwood's Parks and Recreation Department who will retire in March, and Duane Kirby, a former Yavapai County supervisor, were the only candidates to file nomination petitions to secure two of the three council seats up for election in March. Joens and Lowe currently hold two of those seats. The remaining seat is held by Bob Rothrock, who opted not to seek another seat on the city council.
Voters have until Feb 12 to register to vote in the primary and April 16 to register to vote in the general election.
Voter registration forms are available at City Hall, Cottonwood Public Library, Cottonwood Post Office and the Yavapai County Annex.